- Vivi Padova
- Il Bo
Prof. Zavan is head of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory of Biomedical Sciences Department of Padova University, Italy. Regenerative medicine is the field of research using cells and other materials to either enhance or replace biological tissues. Tissue engineering uses biomaterials and cells to produce new tissues. Prof Zavan’s research seeks to understand how changes in stem cell activity impact tissue homeostasis and repair throughout life and to identify systemic molecules or surfaced modification are responsible for regulation of regenerative potential. Moreover aim of Prof. Zavan’s research is to develop functional grafts that have the ability to direct cellular responses, to regulate the formation and integration of multiple tissue types, and to maintain long-term functionality when introduced into the body. Her group hope to achieve these goals by elucidating the fundamental mechanisms that govern cell-biomaterial and cell-cell interactions. She has a multidisciplinary research group focused on both high quality fundamental science and translation for human health. Research in regenerative medicine within her group includes the directed differentiation of stem cells, the design of novel bioactive scaffolds and new approaches towards tissue regeneration. She has active collaborations with bioengineers, chemists and clinicians in order to study stem cell-niche interactions in vitro.
Translational medicine: bench to bedside. Study in pediatric field, maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery.
Integration of Tissue Engineering and Systems Biology
Living Functional Materials
Functional Biomaterials for regeneration of several tissue such as: bone, cartilage, skin, vessel, dental pulp, nerve, liver, tumor environment;
3D bio printing
Advanced cell based therapies
Mesenchymal stem cells
Editor: Dental Stem Cells: Regenerative Potential, Editors: Zavan, Barbara, Bressan, Eriberto (Eds.) Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-33299-4
International Journal of Molecular Sciences "Role and Application of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Regenerative Medicine" http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/MSCS
Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology The Power of Adipose-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells